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Kombucha is the wellness drink of the moment, and for good reason. The fermented tea is rich in probiotics and prebiotics, which help increase the good bacteria in the gut, improving digestion and overall health. But if you really love kombucha, sad news: it may not be as...

How To Do The Hip Thrust

Glute bridge
The best bodyweight exercise you can do to build stronger glutes is the glute bridge, and so it naturally follows that the best weighted exercise you can do for them involves a similar thrust of the hips.That’s more or less what the hip thrust is, a glute...
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To put it simply, bloating sucks. It's miserable to feel like you've got a boulder sitting in your stomach, often to the point that you can barely move. That's how I feel, at least, when intense bloating sets in. Everyone experiences different levels of bloating and for wildly...
There are so many beautiful, strong, and powerful black women dominating the fine arts (and let's be real, the world). In the world of ballet, professional ballerinas like Alison Stroming are challenging the deep-rooted "norms" of ballet being an art form exclusively for those who are elite and...
Does Drinking Water Boost Your Metabolism?
If you're looking for ways to boost your metabolism, we've already covered the basics: you should strength train, eat more lean protein and healthy fats, consume less sugar, and simply add more activity to your life. One thing that experts can't quite seem to agree on is the...
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Most people tend not to consider their back very much until the day it lets them down and they’re forced to spend hours lying in agony on a wooden floor. Even regular gym-goers will generally focus on more glamorous muscles and spurn the opportunity to address the...
Gym ball crunch
Think back to the last time you saw a gym ball (also known as a Swiss ball, although no-one seems to know why). We’d wager it was in one of two scenarios: either being used as a dust magnet in a corner of your gym; or being...

How to Get More Steps In

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There are so many reasons to get more steps: walking can improve your mood, keep you healthy, and even help you lose weight. Experts recommend getting 10,000 steps each day, which can seem daunting. But you'll find that it's really gratifying once you start to see that step...
When I work out, I like to incorporate a variety of training techniques into my programs to improve my power, strength, and speed. The strength exercise I've been really into lately is the suitcase deadlift. I like it because deadlifts are great for lower-body strength, back strength, and power....
Small movements can result in big gains, and the barbell shrug demonstrates this perhaps better than any other exercise. Since the movement involved is so small, you can load up a lot of weight on your bar, and all that weight means the strength and power gains...
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